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Invisible Thread The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny

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ISBN-10: 1451648979

ISBN-13: 9781451648973

Edition: N/A

Authors: Laura Schroff, Alex Tresniowski, Valerie Salembier

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An Invisible Thread tells of the life-long friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness.When Laura Schroff brushed by a young panhandler on a New York City corner one rainy afternoon, something made her stop and turn back. She took the boy to lunch at the McDonald’s across the street that day. And she continued to go back, again and again for the next four years until both their lives had changed dramatically. Nearly thirty years later, that young boy, Maurice, is married and has his own family. Now he works to change the lives of disadvantaged kids, just like the boy he used to be.     An Invisible Thread is the true story of the bond between a harried sales executive and an eleven-year-old boy who seemed destined for a life of poverty. It is the heartwarming story of a friendship that has spanned three decades and brought meaning to an over-scheduled professional and hope to a hungry and desperate boy living on the streets.
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Publisher: Howard Books
Publication date: 8/7/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Laura Schroff is a former advertising executive who has helped launch three of the most successful start-ups in Time Inc. history-InStyle, Teen People, and People StyleWatch.nbsp;Schroff has alsonbsp;worked asnbsp;the New York Division Manager at People magazine and Associate Publishernbsp;at Brides. She lives in New York City.

Foreword
Introduction
Spare Change
The First Day
One Good Break
The Birthday Present
The Baseball Glove
Is That It?
A Mothers Song
J Father's Legacy
The Brown Paper Bag
The Big Table
The Missed Appointment
Outside Looking In
Bittersweet Miracle
A Simple Recipe
The New Bicycle
The Winter Coat
The Dark Forest
One Last Test
The Greatest Gift
Epilogue: Love, Maurice
Acknowledgments